Here’s an article about Kodak’s contention that Microsoft is using its monopoly power unfairly to “pry its way into new businesses” with Windows XP. A lot of companies are currently getting a sympathetic ear in the press with their complaints about Microsoft, and this looks like a perfectly good example of what the fuss is all about. The press is playing the disputes like an old time Western. On the one side: big bad Microsoft; on the other side: the little guys, who just can’t compete, boo hoo. You know, little guys like AOL Time Warner, Kodak, Sun Microsystems, and the like. Personally, when I read the articles I draw a different conclusion, but I dunno, maybe I’m missing something.

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